Elizabeth Hubbard Obituary: Emmy-Nominated ‘As The World Turns’ Star Was 89!

Elizabeth Hubbard passed away over the weekend after receiving eight Daytime Emmy nods for her unforgettable performance as the troubled businesswoman Lucinda Walsh on CBS’ As The World Turns. She was 89 years old.

Son Jeremy Bennett posted a notice about her passing on Facebook. No other information was available right away.

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“I’m sorry to say with a broken heart mi mum passed over the weekend,” Bennett wrote. “Thank you for being an unmovable rock that guided me through life. I will try to honour your memory for as long as I live.”

Hubbard earned two Daytime Emmys for other roles, while she is best known for playing the tough-as-nails Lucinda. The first came in 1974 for her work as Dr. Althea Davis on NBC’s The Doctors, and the second came in 1976 for the daytime drama TV movie First Ladies Diaries: Edith Wilson.

Elizabeth Hubbard Obituary

In 1962, Hubbard, a New York City native, made her television debut as Anne Fletcher on the serial opera Guiding Light. The following year, she appeared as Carol Kramer on The Edge of Night.

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She began a five-year tenure on The Doctors when she joined the cast in 1964. She performed the part from 1970 to 1977 and once more from 1981 to 1982.

After The Doctors were canceled, Hubbard switched to ABC’s One Life To Live. The following year, she starred as Lucinda Walsh in As The World Turns, which would become her go-to daytime role.

Hubbard remained with the program until its final episode in 2010, with the exception of a brief stint in 1999. Her character was significantly included in a 2005 plot concerning Lucinda’s battle with cancer.

Hubbard most recently starred in the online drama series Anacostia, for which she received a Daytime Emmy nomination in 2016.

Other credits include the movies The Bell Jar (1979), Ordinary People (1980), and I Never Sang for My Father (1970).

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